Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Blush in “Papaya” – Review, Swatches and Look

Another golden find at Marshalls! I admittedly love following accounts on Instagram that show makeup finds at Marshalls/TJ Maxx/Winners and when I saw that the stores not only carry the Baked Gelato Swirl items but had them at a ridiculously low price, I was definitely on the lookout.

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I found this blush in a Marshalls in Buffalo, NY for only $4.99 USD!

The Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Blush in Papaya comes in a plastic compact with a clear domed cap.

The blush contains 5g of product and has the famous Laura Geller swirl embossing.

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The Laura Geller Papaya blush is an almost-neon pink shade. Normally that type of colour would intimidate me, but because it’s a baked product it requires a few layers to get a good colour payoff (this is usually a negative with products like eyeshadow, but with blush where it’s easy to go overboard it’s kind of a plus). The photos below are about 3 layers, which in person was a bit intense, but was required to really show up in a photo. It really is a great summer colour – the shade is punchy, but the application help you manage not applying too much and looking clown-like (let’s be honest, isn’t that the collective fear when putting on blush?).

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Compared to Laura Geller’s Rosewater the shade leans a lot more red and compared to Benefit’s GALifornia it leans more pink than coral. I actually feel like Papaya is the midpoint of Rosewater and GALifornia. While these blushes have a regular retail price of about $25 USD, for $4.99 this was an absolute steal. I also spotted the Laura Geller Life Glows On! Illuminator Palette and the Dripping in Gold Illuminator Palette for less than $10 USD. So what I’m saying is… is the time to load up on Laura Geller!


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